Parker is only in her second year at Indiana Connections Academy, but the school and teachers have already made big difference. When asked if any teacher has made a significant impact, Parker answered, "Mrs. Long, who was my teacher for first grade and my first year at Indiana Connections Academy. She helped me feel special after a bad year at a brick-and-mortar school."
Parker's mother, Seleste, mentioned that after Parker started attending Indiana Connections Academy, Parker felt that she finally belonged somewhere. "I can say as a mother, I have seen my child grow as a person," Seleste said. "We love the teachers and staff. We may not see them in person, but we feel more care for [them] than we did at our local school system. Parker can work on things she wants to work on at her speed, and she doesn't feel rushed. She also can work on non-school things like art. She loves to draw and paint. When I signed her up for Indiana Connections Academy, my mother was a bit worried, but now she brags at how amazing her granddaughter is succeeding at Indiana Connections Academy and how it was the best choice."